Pork loin smoked today, serve tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokercub, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. smokercub

    smokercub Newbie

    Hi all, I am smoking a two piece Costco pork loin today to take to a family dinner tomorrow. In the past, I soaked the loin in cranberry juice overnight and smoked the roast til 145 degrees it. I forgot to soak it this time, so I am going to rub it and weave bacon over it and cook til 145 it.
    Last year I grilled hamburgers, then took them in a crockpot to a family dinner. They stayed warm and didn't turn into over done lumps of meat.
    I plan to do the same with the loin. What I am thinking about is to refrigerate it after it is smoked, then tomorrow putting it in a crockpot set at warm with bbq sauce over it. will I kill the loin or what is the best way to cook one day then serve the next? The dinner is an hour and a half away and I have an outlet in my car that I can run my crockpot while I drive. Thanks.
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You've got it covered.

    Crock pot is the way to go.

  3. smokercub

    smokercub Newbie

    This is what it started out as.  5 lb pork top loin roast with a Cabellas rub (forgot which one), pepper, Masterpiece bbq sauce.  Then I weaved bacon strips over it.  I put it in my Cabella's Premium Smoker (no I don't do all my shopping at Cabellas 80-)  ) at between 230 and 260 degrees (the control isn't the most solid in the world).  I cooked it for 5 hours to get to 145 degrees internal temperature using a Maverick et733 wireless thermometer.   

    This is how it wound up:

    I snuck a bite and it is awesome.  We are going to put it in a crock pot covered in bbq, then surround it with baked beans.

    It will be the envy of the party.  
  4. smokercub

    smokercub Newbie

    Thanks Smokingal for your response.  
  5. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Great looking finished pic Smokercub.  [​IMG]
  6. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That is a delicious looking pork loin Smokercub!
  7. smokercub

    smokercub Newbie

    Thank you!  I told the family I wanted to bronze it.  

    I made baked beans and put a bed of the beans about 2 inches deep in an oval crockpot.  Then I sliced the roast and put it in half  of the crockpot.  Then I filled the other half of the crockpot with the rest of the beans. This sweetened the pork just right.  It was a total success.  

  8. captturbo

    captturbo Smoke Blower

    Those Costco double loins are OK but I have found that the larger single piece loins from Walmart are much better. I have one rubbed up in my fridge which will be going into the smoker within an hour.
  9. smokercub

    smokercub Newbie

    Thank you! Always looking for new meats!

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